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Major Flooding Avoided During Furious Storms But Showers, Wind Linger

What to Know

  • A powerful storm system blasted the tri-state with gusty thunderstorms and torrential downpours, but most areas avoided significant flooding
  • Some gusty winds and rain will linger around Friday, but it will be become dry by nightfall
  • Saturday will be a bit milder and featuring more sun. Sunday is the pick of the weekend, however, with tons of sunshine and highs in the 60s

Although Thursday’s storm system pulled away, gusty winds out of the northwest will still linger around Friday making it feel like it’s in the 30s & 40s all day.

The sun will be out to start, but the clouds fill in again quickly, and a few passing showers are likely in the afternoon through the early evening. It will be completely dry by Friday night. 

The powerful storm system blasted the tri-state with gusty thunderstorms and torrential downpours Thursday, but most areas avoided significant flooding. 

The rain and storms have moved out of the tri-state, but not before leaving behind some significant damage.

Witnesses and the Smithtown Fire Department on Long Island said a bolt of lightning struck the front of a house on Oxhead Road at around 5:30 p.m. 

The fire department said it caused a small fire on the roof, which firefighters contained to the top floor. Nobody was injured and the blaze was under control sometime after 6 p.m, fire officials said.

Most flood watches have expired, but some remain in effect for several counties. See the latest severe weather alerts by county here.

The weekend looks to be much better. Saturday will be a bit milder, less gusty, and featuring more sun. Sunday is the pick of the weekend, however, with tons of sunshine and high temperatures rebounding into the 60s.

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The weather gets even milder next week, with high temperatures surging into the 70s on Monday and Tuesday.

It will get a bit cooler Wednesday with the arrival of a cold front, and this front will also bring a few showers to the region, but most of next week looks dry and pleasant.

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